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Jennifer Crystal, Boston Massachusetts Author and Educator, near Concord MA, ACL tear rehabilitation, Lyme disease educator, tick-borne chronic illness, ski instructor, skiing, journalism, Boston journalist, creative writing, M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Emerson College, The Boston Globe, Published Authors near Boston MA, One Tick Stopped the Clock, Chronic Illness Advocate, weekly column for the Global Lyme Alliance, Senior Writer at Harvard Health Publishing, Patient experience representative for the Lyme Wellness Initiative, Grub Street Creative Writing Center near Boston MA, Author Coaching near Concord Massachusetts, Writing Courses near Boston, Writing to Heal, Immersive Programs, non-fiction classes, Walden Pond, Author, Identity Loss, Resilience, Health Journey, Lyme disease, Lyme Education, Lyme Information, Lyme Symptoms, Memoir, Knee Injury, Inspiration for those struggling with chronic illness, Boston Medicine
Boston Writing Education Teaching Coaching Writing to Heal Program

We all have a story.
What's yours?

Jennifer Crystal, Boston Massachusetts Author and Educator, near Concord MA, ACL tear rehabilitation, Lyme disease educator, tick-borne chronic illness, ski instructor, skiing, journalism, Boston journalist, creative writing, M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Emerson College, The Boston Globe, Published Authors near Boston MA, One Tick Stopped the Clock, Chronic Illness Advocate, weekly column for the Global Lyme Alliance, Senior Writer at Harvard Health Publishing, Patient experience representative for the Lyme Wellness Initiative, Grub Street Creative Writing Center near Boston MA, Author Coaching near Concord Massachusetts, Writing Courses near Boston, Writing to Heal, Immersive Programs, non-fiction classes, Walden Pond, Author, Identity Loss, Resilience, Health Journey, Lyme disease, Lyme Education, Lyme Information, Lyme Symptoms, Memoir, Knee Injury, Inspiration for those struggling with chronic illness, Boston Medicine
Writing Teacher near Boston MA Jennifer Crystal

For almost a decade, I've been teaching non-fiction at Grub Street Creative Writing Center in Boston. I’ve taught everything from three-hour seminars to multi-week courses including Writing to Heal; 6 Weeks, 6 Essays; 6 Weeks, 6 Op-Eds; 5 Weeks, 5 Senses; and Writing Home. With the exception of 6 Weeks, 6 Essays, I have pitched and designed these courses; some have become core Grub Street curriculum. Throughout the year, I run remote Introduction to Writing to Heal seminars and four-and-six-week Writing to Heal I classes. Stay tuned for registration information for the next class!

The Writing to Heal Program

After several years teaching Introduction to Writing to Heal, Writing to Heal I, Writing to Heal II, and Advanced Writing to Heal as separate classes, I realized that my students were craving a long-form program with a continuous community, so the Writing to Heal Immersive Program was born. This application-based remote program is designed to give students a deep dive into how the writing process can serve as a healing tool for adversity. The program runs from September to May. Applications for the 2024-2025 program are now open!

The Writing to Heal Program

Application Information

Remote Open House Information Session

July 11th, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Author Coaching Jennifer Crystal Boston MA

In addition to teaching group classes, I offer one-on-one writing support. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to structure a completed memoir, I provide individualized coaching plans to meet your needs. Some clients need just one session to hone an essay or op-ed; some need seasonal help with application essays; still others want a long-term writing coach. How can I help you tell your story?

Jennifer Crystal, Boston Massachusetts Author and Educator, near Concord MA, ACL tear rehabilitation, Lyme disease educator, tick-borne chronic illness, ski instructor, skiing, journalism, Boston journalist, creative writing, M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Emerson College, The Boston Globe, Published Authors near Boston MA, One Tick Stopped the Clock, Chronic Illness Advocate, weekly column for the Global Lyme Alliance, Senior Writer at Harvard Health Publishing, Patient experience representative for the Lyme Wellness Initiative, Grub Street Creative Writing Center near Boston MA, Author Coaching near Concord Massachusetts, Writing Courses near Boston, Writing to Heal, Immersive Programs, non-fiction classes, Walden Pond, Author, Identity Loss, Resilience, Health Journey, Lyme disease, Lyme Education, Lyme Information, Lyme Symptoms, Memoir, Knee Injury, Inspiration for those struggling with chronic illness, Boston Medicine
Testimonials about Jennifer Crystals Author Education and Programs

Jennifer has served as my writing coach for over five years. Her keen eye, insightful feedback and supportive guidance have helped to transform my writing. Since working with Jennifer, I have published essays or have them forthcoming in Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine and The Boston Globe Magazine's "Connections", and I now have a memoir-in-essays ready for publication. Jennifer is also a very effective instructor, in person and online. I've learned more from her than most teachers I've encountered in graduate programs.

Betty Morningstar M.S.W., Ph.D. 
Writing to Heal Immersive Program graduate, author of forthcoming Filling in the Blanks

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